Tarte is Top Goal Scorer in NCAA, Bal and Lipomi Also Among National Leaders

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Lake Erie College junior attacker Trevor Tarte (Amherstburg, Ont./Kiski Prep) finished the 2013 season as the top goal scorer in NCAA Division II while teammates Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C./Centennial Secondary) and Tom Lipomi (Hamburg, N.Y./Hamburg) also earned top-10 individual rankings when the NCAA announced its final season statistical leaders Aug. 6.

Tarte, a second-team All-ECAC selection, scored 63 goals in 17 games, averaging 3.71 goals per game. His scoring average was the fourth highest in any division of NCAA lacrosse. Additionally Tarte was eighth in shooting percentage (.481) and 10th in points per game (4.18).

Recent graduate Bal, a second-team USILA All-American and the 2013 ECAC Division II Offensive Player of the Year, ranked fourth in the country in Division II in points (4.88) and ninth in both assists (2.12) and goals per game (2.76). His 83 total points this season were the most ever by a Storm player in the program's four-year history.

The ECAC All-Rookie Team goalkeeper Lipomi had the sixth-best goals against average in Division II as a freshman, allowing just 7.96 goals per contest. 

Three others ranked just outside the top 10 in their respective statistical categories.